Speeding? It could soon cost you near these Alexandria school zones

Drivers who speed near four schools in Alexandria, Virginia can now expect to receive a ticket in the mail.

The four schools are Ferdinand T. Day Elementary and John Adams Elementary schools, on North Beauregard St., George Washington Middle on Mount Vernon Ave., and Francis Hammond Middle, on Seminary Rd.

Signs warning of speed photo enforcement are in place, near flashing lights which indicate that slower speed limits are in effect.

The speed limit in the zones is 15 mph. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by 10 mph will get a $100 ticket.

Drivers will receive warning tickets from now through the end of this school year, but will be expected to pay up when the next school year begins this autumn.

Alexandria police, schools and the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services worked together to select the locations that considered factors such as crash history, traffic volumes, vehicle speeds, age and number of students.

School zone speed cameras are also used in Fairfax, Prince William and Fauquier counties.

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Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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